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faceback page. >>> happening now, president obama visiting with palestinian leaders in the west bank this morning. the president is holding a joint press conference now we are looking at live pictures this morning. the two men right now are discussing prospects for restarting peace talks with israel. a stark reminder of the violence in the mideast and it happened during president obama's visit. the europe cyprus bank, leaders are scrambling to come up with a plan b after the parliament rejected a plan to seize up to 10% of people's bank accounts the atms have withdraw limits. many are expressing anger over the union. >>> back home, happening now, crews in san jose at the scene of an early morning fire at a mobile home park. you've been there since 4:30, what's happening? >> that's about the same time that the fire started here at the manner mobile home mark, you can see that firefighters are still here on the scene, they're able to put out the fire, about 15 minutes ago and now they're investigating. to get more information, i'm joined by reggie williams what appears to have happened
. the next fiscal battle is anticipated in july when president obama will likely ask congress for increased borrowing power. >>> there is a meeting between pope francis and his predecessor today. the new pope met pope emeritus benedict. benedict has been living at the papal summer palace since retiring last month. the vatican says benedict gave pope francis a pledge of obedience. observers say there's to show there is no power struggle inside the catholic church. the two prayed together and then they had a private meeting and lunch. >>> president obama has just arrived back in washington tonight from a four-day trip to the mid-east. the president got a chance to be a tourist at the an sent city of pitra in jordan. this is the most popular tourist attraction in jordan. president obama made his first visit to israel on this trip. >>> cities around the bay area had mark earth hour by dimming lights on public buildings in two hours. it begins at 8:30 tonight. the bay bridge as you can see in this picture along with the golden gate bridge and san fransisco city hall will go dark. san fransisco w
. claudine wong is there and we will have a live update. >>> president barack obama has more on the big issue at hand, stay tuned with a live update. . >> we are live in richmond where showers are ringing if spring, we will tell you more what to specter your morning commute. >>> president barack obama, the hot button issue he is expected to focus on today. >>> and they are trying to keep pigeons out of certain bart stations, that is all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thanks for joining us march 20th, i am pam cook. >> let's go to steve who is right there... >> first day of spring. >> and it is raining. >> it works. >> yes, first day well we have some rain and it is very mild and i just got a tweet asking me is it coming up from the southwest and yes, it is coming from the southwest, we have 50s and 60s. >>> roads are a little bit wet as you pass mission boulevard and wet all over the bay area. also the morning commute looks good if you are driving on the san mateo bridge westbound and on the high-rise, let's go back to the d
. is this it? one and done? >>> the critical item on president obama's agenda in israel. >> reporter: it's b.a.r.t. verses the birds. we'll tell you how much the agency is spending to keep their stations free and bird free. it may surprise you -- as "mornings on 2" starts now. >>> well, good morning. welcome to "mornings on 2." i'm dave clark. >> i'm tori campbell. >>> we're tracking developing news out of bethel island where a large fire that's burned two homes has flared up again. the fire first broke out at 2:30 this morning on taylor road. claudine wong is live on bethel island with more on why this fire is taking so long to control. good morning, claudine. >> reporter: good morning, tori. they've attacked it from the front, from behind and now they are gonna talk it from above. take a look. one home was already destroyed by flames but this fire at this home has burned for more than four hours. you have firefighters on the ground shooting water up into the top level of this home. but it's just not getting to where it needs to get to. firefighters say what they are doing now is getten an
. >>> president barack obama is now in israel, the critical issue on the agenda, ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> complete news coverage starts right now this is ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> good morning, thank you for waking up with us this wednesday more march 20th, i am pam cook. >> did steve tell you to grab an umbrella? >> i did yes, and it started yesterday afternoon just like he said. there you go. >> there you go, both of you are correct, it started yesterday and continues this morning, this is kind of hit and miss and we have it trying to move into the north bay and mostly cloudy skies 50s and 60s, here is sal. >>> good morning, a lot more crashes this morning some serious and some fender benders and you can see it is crowded but not stop and go and also the commute looks good on northbound 101 in san francisco, let's go back to the desk. >>> we are finding developing news on bethel island where firefighters have put out a fire which has burned two homes. you can see a very active scene on taylor road on bethel island which started around 2:30 a.m. and it has burned two
'll explain. >>> it's happening now, in the middle east, president obama has a critical meeting on the west bank. channel 2 morning news continues >>> complete bay area news coverage starts now. this is ktvu. >> thursday morning, first full day of spring. >>> after graffiti threat was found in girl's bathroom since then, other schools have had to deal with other issues. and those three cases, the students are tracked town and facing harsh punishments that could include threats at a school. parents, you might want to pay close attention at this time because in some cases, the parents can face punishment. once again, we will be here as it happens, when students start to come out, we can get information about what they plan to do and how they plan to go about it in the latest going on in the threat. we're live in san mateo. >>> time now, 6:02, overnight news, a power outage knocked the lights out to 4300 customers, it started in new hall street. right now, only about 163 people are still without power. the p g and e crews are out there and say that the power should be back on by 10:00. so far
:06. president obama continues his middle east trip today. schedule with both palistinians. the two held a joint news conference. deserve independent and sovereign state. >> the european central bank is giving cypress until monday to come up with a new plan to raise funds to avoid bankruptcy. cypress government leaders are scrambling to come up with a plan b after the parliament rejected a plan to seize up to 10% of people's bank accounts. the government ordered banks to stay closed until tuesday now to prevent people from withdrawing all their money. but atms are still operating with withdrawal limit. >> the issue, the people of california care about most right now: the economy. >> 71% of likely voters say getting control of the federal deficit should be the top priority for congress this year. 52% say immigration reform is a top issue. 42% say new gun control policies are the most important issues. and 33% say efforts to combat climate change should be the priority. >> 7:08. we know what sal's priority is keeping a close eye on traffic. >> okay. right now we are looking at a community much bet
you what challenge is the driver was facing. >>> president barack obama pushes for peace in the middle east. it's all ahead on the ktvu channel 2 morning news. good morning everybody, it is march 21st, i am brian flores. >> and i am pam cook. >> it was cloudy all day, a little cooler on the lows mostly sunny but no doubt about it a westerly breeze is in place, here is sal. >>> traffic is doing well on highway 24 as you drive to the caldecott tunnel and also interstate 880, we are off to a good stat to the coliseum and there is roadwork being done on the upper deck, it is 4:29 let's go back to the desk. >>> right now pg&e is on the scene of something that is affecting many customers, paul? >> reporter: good morning we are live in the bay view district, this is where it was affected and you can see there is power restored to part of the area but right down the street right here, that area is still in a blackout. here is the scene this morning, the base of the pole was burned and still smoldering. for some reason this live wire fell to the ground causing an outage that affected 235 paint
and is confident a full investigation will clear his name. >>> happening now president obama is wrapping up his three- day visit before heading to jordan. we want to show you new video of president obama visiting a holocaust museum in jerusalem. from there president obama heads to jordan the last stop on his mideast trip. >>> time is 4:36. today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closed. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closures list. they include concord, livermore, santa rosa, and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control towers across the country because of sequestration budget cuts. >>> there are more impacts on the way. the house of representatives passed a stopgap spending bill yesterday to keep the government running for the next six months. the bill now goes to president obama for his signature. the legislation leaves in place $85 billion in spending cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. as a result hundreds of thousands of government workers can expect temporary furloughs over t
. >>> president obama is in israel after a first day of a three day visit. this is the president's first trip to the region since he took office. this began with this tour. mr. obama had separate meetings with israeli president and israeli prime minister. >> america's support for israel security is unprecedented. >> israel remains committed to peace and the solution of two states. >> president obama met with him at the prime minister's private residence. focusing on peace between israelis and palestinians along with preventing iran from developing a nuclear weapon. >>> president obama also spoke today about the situation in syria saying he is skeptical of claims by the government that rebel forces have used chemical weapons. they've ause caused each other of using such weapons yesterday. 31 people died in the most recent fighting. president obama says the u.s. is investigating to see if any chemical weapons were used. >>> the federal reserve said stimulus is still needed. the economy has become stronger after a pause late last year. more needs to be done. he says as long as inflation remains
in july when president obama will likely ask for increased borrowing power. president obama has returned to washington tonight after his trip to the middle east. the president took a break from diplomacy for the final leg of the trip touring the ancient city ever petra in jordan of the petra was built more than 2,000 years ago, carved out of stone between massive delivers. mr. obama called the scene royry spectacular." >> activists in san francisco gave training on how to protest against the keystone xl pipeline during president obama's upcoming visit. a few dozen gathered at federal building to take part in the training and if approved bit obama administration that pipeline could carry oil from alberta, to refineries on west coast. >> the struggle over california's mental health care of prisoners returns to court next week. a federal judge will consider w whetherbillions of dollars have improved the system enough. advocates for the prisoners say their basic rights have still being violated including a suicide rate that is getting worse of case resumes wednesday in sacramento with a ru
mobile home park and knocked down later. no one was inside the mobile home. >>> president obama is continuing his 4 day trip to the mid-east with a visit to the west bank today to focus on restarting stalled peace talks. he met with the palestinian president and later spoke at a joint news conference. mr.obama said the palestinians deserve an independent state and said they have an obligation to work for peace. >> i have returned to the west bank because the united states is deeply committed to the creation of an independent and sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it. >> one sticking point to the peace process is the continued building of israeli settlements in the west bank. mr.obama says he told the israeli prime minister the settlements do not advance the cause of peace but he did not say as he has in the past that those settlements must be stopped. the president also spoke to college students in jerusalem, stressing that israel must make peace with the palestinians. >> the only way for isr
this live. president obama right there live just about to leave israel. heading to jordan. he's at the airport in tel aviv. he just spent 20 minutes meeting with benjamin netanyahu. the president is about to leave israel. heading to jordan. we'll have all the details coming up. >>> let's go back over to sal as we get closer to 7:00. >> we are looking at the toll plaza. there is a little bit of a wave here pam and dave westbound. it's not bad. if you are driving in san jose, southbound 280 we have the two right lanes closed. now to bill. >>> we are looking at temperatures today. they will be warmer than yesterday. that is a good thing. we'll see temperatures in the 60s and low 70s. current numbers outside low 40s. it will be a nice looking 24 hours when i get back on mornings on 2 at 7:00 we will show you the five-day forecast and the next chance for rain. >>> coming up on mornings on 2 the big story we've been telling you about is a deadly hit and run accident on a san jose freeway. >>> developing news in marin county. a rock slide causing big problems for drivers heading to t
they need to reach out to minorities especially latino voters who overwhelmingly supported president obama. republicans should tailor their message. >>> the message should be we are going to provide, opportunities, without regard to the color of your skin. >> reporter: it urges them to reach out to women. >> marketing politics is like a product you have to use messaging specific to the target to succeed. >> reporter: we asked voters downtown walnut creek. >> the generation my children are growing up and have a much different view of the world than the republican party of you know my generation or the generation before. > republicans are mired in the past i am republican i don't mind saying that. >> reporter: they hope to implement the new strategy in time for the 2014 election. in walnut creek. >>> a new survey finds california lawmakers are paid the highest basalry in the country. for 2012 it was more than $95,000 a year. in addition legislators received $30,000 in tax free per diem payments. the governor made less than 6 others around the country. he earned $173,000. the governor of pen
of barack obama when it comes to drones, on the other hand, you are to the right of congressman paul ryan, whose budget you oppose, voted against this weekend, in the senate, because you say that it doesn't cut the budget balance -- budget fast enough. do you think there is room for a realistic, feasible presidential candidate who is to the left of obama on some issues and to the right of paul ryan, on other issues? >> i think we have a confusing spectrum, the left-right spectrum doesn't always work for people but because of the confusion it shows that someone like myself, i think, could appeal to young people, independents and moderates, because, many of them do think it is a mistake to put people in jail for marijuana use and throw away the key. so, i think there are people who would like a less aggressive foreign policy and there are all kinds of issues that don't neatly left in the left-right paradigm that i think would help, because we're not doing very well in a lot of these states, purple and blue states and we need a candidate that would appeal across the left-right paradigm. >> c
bond between our nations. >> what kind of welcome president obama is getting on his first visit to israel. steve paulson is up in a few minutes to see if any more rain will be squeezed out of this system. >>> a pricey problem onburg, the big -- on b.a.r.t. the big effort to keep pigeons away. >>> highway 237 to interstate 880 express lanes generated $900,000 in tolls in the first year or 300,000 more than projected. revenue from the 680 lane was almost $200,000 higher than expected. all of this extra cash could help pay for more express lanes to be built. new lanes could be coming to 880, 580 in livermore, 680 in contra costa county and 880 south of leandro. >>> and president obama is pledging unwavering support for israel. he received a warm welcome at the airport in tel aviv earlier today. that was followed by a tour of israel's iron dome missile defense system. he met behind closed doors with shim mon peres. they also a -- shim mon per -- shimon peres. >> in this work, the state of israel will have no greater friend than the united states. >> the president is meeting with ben
. >>> president barack obama will be focusing on fundraising. what president barack obama hopes to achieve by giving money to candidates for next year. >>> we learned about a planned attack at a florida university. >>> traffic looks good on the willow pass grade, we will tell you more straight ahead. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. . >>> we have new details about an attack on central florida. this former student pulled a an alarm and -- pulled an alarm and his roommate called police when a student pointed a gun at him. when police arrived they found the student dead of a gunshot wound and four homemade bombs. >>> a gruesome be heading of a wall street journal businessman was be headed. he was captured in pakistan and was later killed. a former leader was captured yesterday although he did not carry out the actual be heading. daniel pearl was captured to win freedom for al qaeda members being held at guantanamo bay. >>> it shows a simulated attack on the white house and capitol hill. kyla campbell has more on the different opinions of what experts are sa
, the thoughts of president obama three months after the sandy hook elementary school shooting in newtown, connecticut. >>> an exhausted senate finally passed a budget after a stroint middle of the night. >> the ayes are 50, the nays are 49, and the concurrent resolution is agreed to. >> the vote was for the most part down party lines. the budget poses a trillion dollars in tax increases with modest spending cuts. it is going to go to the republican controlled house where all expectations are that it will be rejected. republican senators had proposed dozens of amendments. >>> it's a least rare occurrence in history. this morning more than 1,000 people gathered outside the papal retreat near rome. they were hoping to catch a glimpse of pope francis. he went there to eat lunch with his predecessor. vatican observers say they may discuss security leaks. >>> rosemary, i gotta tell you, allergies are killing me. >> spring has sprung. you are right, we are going to have another beautiful day out there. temperatures will be on the mild side and in some cases, will reach near 70 degrees. the offi
to court, you have to -- vote, you have to show documents to prove you are a u.s. citizen. the obama administration opposes it. they offer it's an effort to keep minorities from voting. those for it, says look, it's very simple. it's to stop noncitizens and especially illegal immigrants from voting in u.s. elections. federal courts have been split on the issue. an appeals court did strike it down. this issue has not gotten a lot of attention. it could prove to be a mid one when the court wraps up its term in june. >> a lot of people wonder if a lot of illegal immigrants are starting to vote and according to one poll, they said .001% of florida's voters turned out to be illegal. so why there is so much attention for what really is a small problem? >> reporter: i find the answer is a lot like a lot of things in politics. there are two political parties that run in parallel existence and see completely different things. there are a lot of republicans who argue it is a big deal and it's just not paid attention to. a lot of people say it's an issue that fraud is not being addressed proper
president obama and plan to meet him when they travel to dcf the immigration hearings this spring. >>> the former comcast call center in concord is about to become a call center for the state's health insurance program. the state and contra costa county reached the agreement today. the call center is part of the state's effort to implement the affordable healthcare act by the year 2014. it should bring more than 200 jobs to the area. workers will help enroll people who are eligible for health care coverage. >>> a federal report says one job sector is growing faster. the bureau of labor statistics says green or clean energy jobs grew four times faster than all other combined. in 2011 there were about 3.4 million green jobs. they include many types of jobs including renewable energy and recycling. >>> in news of the world tonight, lawmakers voted overwhelmingly against a plan to seize the bank deposits of residents. there was widespread opposition to use up to 10% of deposits to help secure a financial bailout. cypress needs about $20 million to bail out its banks. >>> in brazil lan
year. the house is expected to pass that measure, possibly by tomorrow and president obama has signaled he will sign it. >>> singer michelle shocked released a letter today saying she was sorry about the comments she made about gays and lesbians in a recent concert in san francisco. she said she does not believe god hates homosexuals, she says shwas describing the intolerance and fears of others. here is a portion of what she said. >> we are at nearly the end of times. once preachers are held at gunpoint, and forced to marry the homosexuals i'm pretty sure that that will be the signal for jesus to come on back. >> reporter: in her letter, the singer wrote, my statement aequating the repeal of prop 8 with the end of times was neither literal or nor ironic. >>> 52-year-old joel coffman is accused of molesting one teenage boy, and secretly filming another in a bathroom. coffman coached baseball in oakland, and palo alto. contra costa prosecutors also say they think there are more unidentified victims. >>> today, the aclu filed what could be a ground breaking lawsuit against the city of san
police for what they call discriminatory laws. >>> on the final leg of president obama's four day tour he went to jordan where he pledged money for a food plague going on. before leaving president obama layedwreaths. upon landing in jordan the president met with king abdulla. >> what they're looking for is replacing oppression with freedom and opportunity and democracy. >> reporter: the conflict has had a major affect on jordan. king abdula asked for help. >> the numbers have just competed 250,000 syrians that is 10% of our population. >> reporter: if president announced his administration will work with congress to provide jordan with aid this year to help the huge number of refugees. >> it's heartbreaking, the sight of children and women being slaughtered that we've seen so much i think has to compel all of us to say what more can we do. >> reporter: the two also talks about the efforts to resume peace talks between israel and the pelestinians. while he hopes u.s. and u.n. sanctions would lead it to cooperate and open its nuclear facilities he's not taking any option off the table. toda
of the u.s. president obama said he believes syria's regime will collapse eventually. >> well i am very concerned about syria becoming an onclave for extremists. president obama also took a trip to bethlehem where the bible says the nativity scene took place. >>> a proposal that takes up to 10% of bank accounts was met with fierce resistance. >>> three way clashes broke out at the offices of the muslim brotherhood. they fought with each other and riot police. the muslim brother brotherhood is trying to monopolize power. thousands of police have gone on strike making things worse. >>> and in paris the bells of noter dam rang out again but only as a test. the bells are made to mark noter dame's anniversary. many parisians had complained the old bells were out of tune. >>> the speed limit at the toll bridge will go from 15 miles per hour to 35. the bridge will switch to all electronic toll taking and cars will no longer have to stop at the toll plaza. >>> an unusual art creation that seems to show furniture being thrown out of furniture may soon be removed. if art on a former hotel on si
. >>> president obama will visit israel this week his first presidential trip to the country. police in jerusalem were getting ready for their trip calling it the most important visit since 2009. some 15,000 personnel are being deployed. >>> graffiti in the west bank has already defaced posters of mr. obama but so far the subject matter is light. the protests are over a lack of mobile wireless in the region. >>> gop fundraiser carl rowe fired back at sarah palin that candidates should go back home and run for office. >> i don't think i'm a balding fat guy. if i did run for office and win i would serve out my term i would not leave office midterm. >> reporter: rowe was referring to palin's decision to leave her seat. she also accused rowe of making millions from consultants. rowe spoke out saying he is a volunteer who doesn't take a dine from the superpack. >>> ktvu's mike mibach. >> reporter: this was a picture a little more than a year ago. this is a picture of oakland radicalism today. >> make the rsvp picking up the title. >> reporter: some two dozens hackers meeting inside oakland city hall m
's in 2009. president barack obama will meet with palestinians leaders in the westbound and he has some work to do if he hopes to re5 the middle east. we just got word from the white thousand that announcement will happen 8:40 our time and the 51- year-old perez has been in charge of the civil rights division since 2009 and he will be the first latino to be nominated by president barack obama for the cabinet and the former person returned home last month. >>> they rejected a federal mediator's proposal for a cooling off period. they have been canceled since musicians went on strike and there is no word on when negotiations can continue. they are coming for the world baseball classic . yesterday puerto rico beat them and they move onto the finals. angel pagan is playing for the giants and another winner for tonight's game, they will play for tomorrow night. remember the parking meter prizes went up earlier this month and it can run as much as the 7 bucks an hour. >>> something new on bart this morning. brian flores is now in oakland with how riders are reacting to bikes on board and what you
for assault weapons. it's in san jose at reid hillview airport. >> >> chuck haig el wants president obama's defense strategy reevaluated. wanting to know if the assumptions underlaying the strategy is still valid in light of the budget circumstance a reduced presence in europe and a continued focus on the mideast. the pentagon is facing more than a half trillion dollars in cuts over the next decade. >> >> demonstrators took to the steps of san francisco city hall to call for a stop to funding cuts for hiv and aid says programs, lead by members of the group organizing for america, formed to support president obama's legislative aim. speakers urged congress to respect what they call the will of the people. >> the people of the united states made clear this last november that we value investments in our communities and in our country and that includes funding hiv prevention and care services. >> >> reporter: cording to other speakers, cuts from the sequester will result in fewer aids tests. less medicine and an increase in the spread of the disease. it will be friday before the faa reveals w
where it is expected to pass and then on to president barack obama and they are reaching a deadline to pass that spending bill or face a government shut down. >>> we want to check in with sal for the commute, it is after 6:00 now. >> yes, and i want to show you something because of a crash on 880 westbound and richmond. let's go to the toll plaza here. it is lighter than usual and although there are certainly plenty of people on the road but i think they are all stick on 880 but if you are driving on the bay bridge, it looks good and the actual freeway system looks good as well. i want to show you 80 westbound and this crash here as we remove the indicater, you can see the traffic between panola and richmond is very, very slow and unfortunately that is why people are not at the bay bridge yet. there was an injury crash but they are waiting on a tow truck to get that badly damaged vehicle out of the lanes. let's go to steve. >>> there are some breaks in the clouds from napa to san jose and we have a little bit of a break or two in. clouds. napa says 43 and they are the coolest. 47 de
. they are criticizing the president's meeting with the president. president obama is on a visit to the middle east to focus on restarting stalled peace talks. today he took his message to the israeli people. >> today i want to tell you, the young people, so as long as there is a united states of america -- [ speaking foreign language ] >> you are not alone. >> the president delivered an appeal for peace while speaking to college estudents. he stressed -- college students, he stressed they must make peace. earlier he met with palestinian president. he said palestinians deserve an independent state and have an obligation to work for peace. >> the united states is committed to the creation of an independent state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation. >> president obama also attended a state dinner. he was presented with the highest honor at the israeli medal of distinction. he will visit jordan tomorrow. >>> north korea issued a new round of nuclear threats today against military basis. they said u.s. basis in guam and japan are within striking range. excuse me. the white
and only found out about the attack after seeing text messages and media. >>> president barack obama will visit israel on his first presidential trip to the country. they are getting ready for increased security calling it the most important visit since former president george bush's in 2009. the president has fence mening to do with israelis if he hopes to restore the middle east peace process. >>> thomas perez will meet with the press secretary. he was in charge of the justice department and he will be the first latino to be nominated for his cabinet. >>> today they plan to take up the issue to require i.d. and they will hear arguments on the issue of whether or not they must proof their sit is sent ship to vote. they will try keep illegal immigrants from voting. >> -- sal, let's look at the traffic, hey, sal. >>> good morning, traffic is look well around the bay area and we are off to a decent start and it looks good heading out to the mcarthur maze, also the morning commute is looking good on the westbound bay bridge coming to the bay area pay gates and there are no major problem
for president barack obama to pass the spending bill or face a govern. shut down. the bigger battle over the 2014 bill continues. >>> and they have a policy meeting later this morning but ben bernanke and his colleagues are not expected to make any changes. they are discuss -- discussing rising home prices. >>> workers and customers joined in a didn't tracing outside -- demonstration outside the postal service yesterday. but post master generals say they are representing $22 billion of revenue. the postal service has lost 27% of its male as well as packaged shipping companies. >>> we are learning about a planned attack. it appears a former student pulled a fire alarm to draw students out into the open and then he went back to get weapons. when officers arrived they found the student suspect dead of a gunshot wound and they found rounds of ammunition and four homemade bombs. >> we received a call from another resident and he said his roommate had point add weapon at him. >> he said the student was not inn rolled and was in the process of being removed from the dorm. >>> in ohio two teenag
unexpectliedly. a white house spokesman expressed president obama's sympathy. >> the president sends thoughts and prayers to the families of those lost and injured. we're in the early stages of assess egg the incident. it's a -- assessing the incident. it's a tragedy. >> it's unclear what caused the mortar round to detonate and if more than a single round exploded. the marine corps has ordered an immediate halt worldwide until an investigation is finished. >>> a new effort to health veterans is being launched today ten years after the iraq war began. details are being discussed right now. ktvu's sal castanedo joins us live from san francisco to show us how some marking this day. >> reporter: you could use the word "marking," tori. the sidewalks are filled with a memorial of sports on the 10th anniversary of the beginning of u.s. armed forces fighting in iraq. >> it's been ten years which is why we're out here on this date march 19th since we invaded iraq ten years ago. i was going into iraq with the 101st and since then, there have been hundreds of thousands of iraqi civilians including thous
in the day mr. obama had lunch with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and paid tribute to holocaust victims at a memorial in tel aviv. >>> san francisco police are looking for a man who attacked a teen girl and her mother on a bus. it happened last weekend on the 14 mission bus there. police say the man pushed his way through the crowded aisle, when the girl shoved him back and yelled at him, that led to a confrontation in which he punched her and started to strangle her, her mother tried to stop it but was punched before he got off the bus and while this was going on a second man stole the mother's purse. >>> livermore police hope a newly released photo will help them find a man who held up a bank yesterday. police say this man robbed a citibank branch there yesterday at 1:30 p.m. the man indicated he had a gun. he got away with cash. witnesses describe him as a white man between 25 and 30 years old. 5'10" with a heavy build. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> police are now providing new information about a service dog stolen while its owner was sleeping on a bar
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. >>> president obama will visittize real this week for the first time as president. police in jerusalem are getting ready for increased security calling it the most important visit since president bush's in 2009. some 15,000 personnel are being deployed. graffiti defaced posters of mr. obama but the subject matter is over a lack of mobile wireless in the region. >>> what you're about to see is a convention unlike any other. how it brought fans together this weekend, and why that creature remains so popular. >>> and rain is on its way for the bay area. we'll see how soon it will come. morning, brian! love your passat! um. listen, gary. i bought the last one. nice try. says right here you can get one for $199 a month. you can't believe the lame-stream media, gary. they're all gone. maybe i'll get one. [ male announcer ] now everyone's going to want one. you can't have the same car as me, gary! i'm gettin' one. nope! [ male announcer ] volkswagen springtoberfest is here and there's no better time to get a passat. that's the power of german engineering. right now lease one of four volksw
obama care means more jobs and lower healthcare costs for the american people. >> the first vote was about substance. the second was about keeping government open. we want to remove all doubt, that for whatever our disagreement on some of these bills, it was worth it. >> it leaves in place $85 billion in cuts to the pentagon and domestic programs. >>> new at 10:00, a series of concerted needed to raise money for the america's cup is raising concerns among those who live near the san francisco waterfront. amber lee attended a community meeting tonight, where organizers are trying to ease concerns about noise, traffic, and security. >> reporter: we're at pier 29. the concerts will be held at an amphitheater set to go up beyond this fence in less than two weeks. the first concert is scheduled for may 31. organizers say a series of concerts are needed to help pay for the races. a largely free event for the public. >> it's going to be a great experience for everybody. >> reporter: this is an artist's rendering of the amphitheater that will hold the concerts. it will also be a public v
president obama wrapping up his three-day visit with israelis and palestinians before he flies to jordan. the president visited a holocaust museum. he toured the hall of names. that is where every known holocaust victim is documented. >> our sons and daughters are not born to hate. they are taught to hate. let us fill their young hearts with the same understanding and compassion that we hope others have for them. >> president obama also visited the grave of former israeli prime minister rabee. he was assassinated in 1995. >>> audit of two oakland city council member is in the hand of the district attorneys office and the fbi. among other things the audit accuses them of using their power to influence the bidding process for the $2 million cleanup at the former oakland army base. both brooks and reid deny any claim. councilman reid is the target of a second investigation. this is a story you will see only on two where we obtained a report from a private investigator working for a business that was concerned about corruption at the former oakland army base. that includes an interview with
to president obama's desk for his signature. the house of representatives passed it yesterday. it keeps the government funded for the next six months. it leaves if place $85 billion in sequestration budget cuts for the pentagon and for domestic programs. as a result of that, hundreds of thousands of government workers you can expect temporary furloughs over the next six months. >>> also later today we will find out if any bay area air traffic control towers will be closing. five air traffic control towers here in the bay area are on a possible closure list. they include concord, livermore, san carlos, santa rosa and napa. the faa has decided to shut down as many as 238 air traffic control tours all across the country because of the sequestration budget cuts. the airports would still operate but without air traffic controllers. instead pilots would go back to their old system of talking to each other over the radios. >>> san mateo police will patrol aragon high school. on wednesday a message was posted on an anonymous facebook page. police say it was a rambling note and listed yesterday
's expected to pass and then to president obama to sign. congress was racing against a -- against a deadline of march 27th or face a government shutdown. the bigger battle over the 2014 budget continues. >>> it could be easier to get into the national postal forum in san francisco today. >> okay! >> workers and customers protested outside yesterday's sexes at moscone service. they are angry the postal service is spending more than $2 million to network with vendors. but the postmaster general says they represent one-third of total postal service revenue and they need to hear their concerns. the conference wraps up tomorrow. >>> two men were indicted by a federal grand jury for trying to get $20 million out of the state's pension fund. the indictment names two men of using fake documents to trick people into paying $20 million in fees to a company run by villarobos. >>> there is a new study that says california lawmakers have the highest based salary in the nation. last year the base salary for legislators topped $95,000. they also received about $30,000 in tax-free per diem payments. but the
in on what their take is. >>> president barack obama will visit and they are getting ready since 2009. secretary of state jim h. cary will -- accompany the president and political analysts say they have fence mening to do with israelis and palestinians if he hopes to restore the peace process. >>> and they will nominate an assistant attorney general at the labor department today. perez has been in charge of the civil rights division since 2009 and he will be the first latino nominated for his second term cabinet, she returned home to los angeles. >>> many people from all over the world are attending the world baseball classic. no dancing pants. trying to talk basketball, puerto rico played them and they move on to the finals. tonight the netherlands will play and the winner will play tomorrow night. you may want to take your credit cards to pay for parking. remember the parking prices went up in that area earlier this month. special prices near at&t parkings they can run as high as 7 bucks an hour. >> it is crazy. you just put in a quarter, sal, and nothing ever moves, it's okay, i ha
of opportunity. he's the son of dominican immigrants. >> [applause] >> president obama today nominated tom perez to be the next labor secretary. he currently is the assistant attorney general heading the justice departments civil rights decision. if approved perez will take over the position from hilda who resigned in january. he has the backing of organized labor groups but could face opposition from republicans because he played a leading role in a decision to challenge voter id laws in texas and south carolina that could restrict minority voting rights. >>> several protesters and postal workers gathered in front of the national postal forum in san francisco today. many are upset about the postal service letting go of jobs and even closing post offices. ktvu's brian flores is outside one of the historic post offices slated to close with both sides of the controversy. good afternoon brian. >> reporter: good afternoon, tori. many postal workers say they are upset because their livelihoods are in danger, not only their jobs or pay may be reduced but historical post offices may close. meantime pos
. last week he accompanied president obama to egypt. this is kerry's first trip to iraq after becoming secretary of state. >>> pope francis celebrated his first palm sunday mass in st. peters square. he road in a modified pope mobile. there was no class casing protecting him. 250,000 people gathered for the mass. the pope urged them to be humble and young at heart. he kept his spontaneous style and broke away several time from his prepared text he urged folks to lead simple yet productive lives. clergy and pilgrims palm and a live branches during that. >> today is the first sunday of spring. just a beautiful day out there. let's turn to rosemagoing to se a near repeat. even slightly warmer for some of our inland locations. tonight a little bit of a transition. first things first outside our door this morning it's a cool one once again giving you a live look there over the east bay hills where we have the sun on the rise. the official sunrise right about now will set 7:25. so plenty of sunshine in store for you today. high clouds will continue to pass overhead. and this morning i'm actu
.m. tomorrow night. >>> the senate confirmed president obama's appointment of a judge. troy nunley fills a viccancy for the eastern district of california. he is a san francisco native. he was appointed in 2002 to the state's superior court. >>> the government of cyprus said all banks will remain closed till thursday. earlier today there had been plans to open all but the two largest banks tomorrow. they closed to avoid panic while the government arranged for a bail out. at one point there was a plan to tax all savings accounts 10%. the most recent plans involve a loss at a bank and a freeze on all transactions at the bank of cyprus. the dow is down 64 to 14,447. the nasdaq is down 9 at 3,235. >>> michael dell head head wins. the black stone group made offers to stockholders promising a higher price. that comes as dell and other investors are trying to buy up all of the company stock for $13.65 a share. they are offering $15 a share. black stone offering $14.25. >>> new security concerns about hundreds of laboratories across the country, including some in california. auditors say 1300 l
president obama visited the middle east last week. israel says it is ready for immediate talks. the palestinians say israel must freeze settlement building on lands captured in 1967, before they will hold talks. >>> 7:17. a federal watchdog group just released a report this morning saying the nation's bioterrorism labs are not secure. ktvu's kyla campbell in our washington, d.c. newsroom. you've been reading the report. are any california labs in that report? >> reporter: well, dave, uc berkeley does have what's considered a high biotrirm lab one the report released from the government accountability office does not single out anything. the deal with bioterrorism weapons have not been implemented. the department of agriculture and the centers for disease control monitor the inspections for these labs. the government accountability recommended creating a new single entity to watch over these labs but the federal government says it's not in the best interest of national security to use money and other resources that way. the government accountability office found two main failure
into coming weeks. efforts to start the process comes after president obama visited the northeast. israel says it's ready for talks. israel must freeze settlement building on lands captured in 1967 before it will hold any talks. >>> there is a new report just out today that says bioterrorism labs around the country are not secure and the american people are at risk ktvu kyla campbell is in our washington, d.c. newsroom. kyla. >> reporter: the government accountability office released this report just minutes ago saying some of the nation's 350 bioterrorism labs which includes labs in california are not secure. the government accountability office found two main failures that says anthrax and other tools have been transferred to unauthorized facilities and say workers at multiple labs have expired security risk assessment ifsen the department of agricultural and centers for disease control are in charge of inspecting these labs. the usda has shot down many of the recommendations from the government accountability office. it says it over exaggerated risks at the labs and the cdc says it has redu
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